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Cathedine Old Coach House

Bwlch, Mid Wales
Visit Wales - 4 star rating
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Full of character and charm, this idyllic converted coach house makes an ideal base for relaxing in the Welsh countryside
  • A perfect holiday base for larger families looking for a relaxing rural getaway
  • This large, detached property is fantastic for keen walkers and nature-lovers looking to discover the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: BN084

Set in an idyllic spot in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, this beautiful and imaginatively converted coach house offers spacious and welcoming accommodation for a large family or a group of friends.

Enjoying tranquil rural surroundings, this is a wonderful holiday base for exploring the Brecon Beacons. The charming village of Bwlch is just a mile away and marks the start of the family-friendly Bwlch With Altitude walk. The nearby village of Llangorse (2 miles) overlooks the largest freshwater lake in South Wales and is home to the popular Llangorse Activity Centre. There are some delightful pubs and restaurants in the area serving a range of local produce. The property is centrally situated between the bustling market town of Brecon (8.5 miles) and Crickhowell – home of the fantastic Crickhowell Walking Festival (8 miles), with plenty of opportunities for activities including pony trekking, walking, mountaineering and foraging.

This light and attractively furnished house is accessed via a number of steps leading up from an old cobbled garden path. The ground floor features the bright and stylish kitchen which is fully equipped with a range-style oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, ice cream maker and bread maker. The nearby utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and an extra fridge and freezer. You can share a favourite family meal in the dining area which has a long refectory table. There are also four bedrooms on the ground floor: two twin rooms, a single and a bunk bedroom. One of the bedrooms also makes a great children’s playroom with an X-Box 360, CD, SkyTV and DVD. The ground floor also offers a shower room complete with a power shower and WC. Heading upstairs, you will find the spacious and relaxing lounge which has a beamed ceiling, exposed stonework and leads out onto a balcony with beautiful views over the meadows. This is a lovely space to relax in, with a central wood burner, comfortable sofas, a selection of books and games, some antique pieces, a TV and a telescope. The master bedroom is also upstairs: a king-size room with an iron bedstead, a low sloping ceiling and a small dressing room which has space for a cot or camp bed ideal for a younger child. The bedroom also provides access to the bathroom which has a bath, hand-held shower attachment and WC.

French doors open out onto the large enclosed sheltered garden which has plenty of room for children to play and run about. There’s also garden furniture so you can sit back and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining and take in the stunning far-reaching views.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 bunk bedroom, 1 single, 2 twin rooms, 1 king-size room
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with hand-held shower, bath and WC
  • Range-style oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, ice cream maker, bread maker
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, fridge in utility room
  • Telescope
  • Wood burner (wood available by discussion)
  • Xbox 360, CD/music system, SkyTV, DVD
  • Garden with furniture
  • BBQ available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone available by arrangement
  • LPG central heating
  • 1 dog welcome – must be kept downstairs and out of bedrooms
  • Bwlch – village with shop and pub 1 mile
  • Brecon 8.5 miles
  • Crickhowell 8 miles
  • Please note the cottage is accessed via an old cobbled garden path
  • No stag or hen parties

Sarah Greenwood

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Brecon Beacons is a vast, mountainous and rural region of Wales. Stretching 42 miles from east to west and covering an area of 520 square miles, the Brecon Beacons is dominated by the National Park of the same name. Split into three main areas, the Black Mountain in the west, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Fforest Fawr in the middle, and the Black Mountains in the east; each is a wild, bold and inspiring place to visit on holiday. With 1232 miles of public trails which includes the 95-mile-long Beacons Way, it’s a wayfarer’s delight. One of four Dark Skies Reserves in the UK (and one of 11 in the world), stargazers can delight in the open night sky, to enjoy the darkness in full splendour. The Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Global Geopark because of its important geology and a need to conserve and protect the area from negative over development.

Stay at a self-catering cottage in the mountains and cascading woodlands or out on the moors; you can also stay in one of the Brecon Beacon’s lovely towns like Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell, Llangorse or Brecon. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a choice of easy to challenging treks up and around Sugar Loaf Mountain, Carn Pica, Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad, Pen y Fan, or Hatterall Ridge (and many more besides). Take in uniquely Welsh attractions like Dan-yr-Ogof (the National Showcaves Centre for Wales), The Big Pit Mining Museum, Llanthony Priory, Carreg Cennen Castle, Fourteen Locks, and the Brecon Beacons Mountain Railway. Wildlife abounds in the Brecon Beacons, and it’s a great place to spot red kites and discover the successful story of their reintroduction to the UK’s skies at the Red Kite Centre. There’s so much to do for outdoor lovers and extreme sports fans here, so why not book your self-catering holiday in the Brecon Beacons today?

Our holiday cottages across the Brecon Beacons have been carefully selected. From dog-friendly cottages in the countryside to large farmhouses on the mountainsides and everything in between, we have a holiday in the Brecon Beacons to suit you.

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